So New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks that homeless people – you know, those lost people walking the street looking through trash cans for anything they can find, including thrown-out food – care about the salt, fat and fiber content of the donated food at homeless shelters. Thank you Mr Bloomberg! I’m sure these starving people thank you too. And I’m sure those who donate their extra food, and those who take the time to collect this food and make the meals on behalf of the homeless shelters also thank you for looking out for the homeless. I mean, which millionaire liberal wouldn’t do exactly the same thing for their fellow helpless neighbour? At least Mr Bloomberg can sleep at night in his nice warm bed, knowing he’s saved the starving, homeless people from ingesting evil salt and fat – and who could forget the lovely fiber! Now, I’m not sure if I’m the right person to break this to Mr Bloomberg, but here goes. Mr Bloomberg, I don’t think that starving people really give a toss about the salt, fat or fiber content of their free meals – just in case you were wondering. Get a frigging life man.
|Hey Bloomberg, what’s the salt content of that meal?
NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s food police have struck again!
Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content.
Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters.
It’s the “no bagels for you” edict.
“I can’t give you something that’s a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that’s wrong,” Richter said.
Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless.
Richter said he was stunned. He said his family has eaten the same food forever and flourished.
“My father lived to 97; my grandfather lived to 97, and they all enjoyed it and somehow we’re being told that this is no good and I think there is a degree of management that becomes micromanagement and when you cross that line simply what you’re doing is wrong,” Richter said.
But Mayor Bloomberg, a salt-aholic himself, was unapologetic.
“For the things that we run because of all sorts of safety reasons, we just have a policy it is my understanding of not taking donations,” Bloomberg said.
Told that his administration recently enacted the policy, the mayor was Grinch-like.
“If they did in the past they shouldn’t have done it and we shouldn’t have accepted it,” Bloomberg said.
Richter said that over the years he’s delivered more than two tons of food to the homeless. He said Mayor Bloomberg is eating away at his ability to do good.
The ban on food donations was made by an inter-agency task force that includes the departments of Health and Homeless Services.